Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

FARMERS MARKET in the WEST END! June 12, 2010

West End Farmers Market is now accepting Vendor Applications for the 2010 Green Market Season!

This Community Collaboration will host the Open Air Market every 1st Friday from June 4th to October 1st from 3pm to 8pm outside of Space Atl Restaraunt 1310 White Street (behind Dunkin Donuts in the Historic West End)

Enjoy open mic performance, locally grown produce, art, hand crafted jewelry, and wholesome merchandise with a view of the BeltLine Park.

Please join us in encouraging sustainable communities and vendors looking for a new way to market reserve your SPACE NOW!


SPACE Atlanta
1310 White Street
Atlanta Georgia 30310



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Thanks to Actress and Actor/Modeling Coach Kwietha Bolden for coordinating Theater in the Park!

Here’s some initial information and I’ll try my best to keep you informed….


Auditions, Workshops, Rehearsals, and Preparations for Performance: June 5 – July 24  (off 4th of July)


Summertime is a modern dark comedy where three Triplets were

separated at birth, but reunited through love.

The play touches on being different, self-discovery, new friends

and living in a diverse and ever changing environment.

There is a Talent and Fashion show in the play.


2nd Annual West End Earth Day Celebration! April 5, 2010

The Friends of the West End Park will be hosting our wonderful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration!


  • Participate in ‘Edible Landscaping’ project!
  • Make your very own rain barrel for only $40! Pre-register by contacting Jamila: 404-693-1742
  • Children activities include creating garden art, face-painting &  plantings
  • Build new benches for the park
  • Plant new trees
  • Mulch existing trees
  • Clean playground mulch and overall park!

-Fruit or Flowering trees
-Gardening Soil
-Playground mulch

Starts @ 10am! Don’t miss it!
West End Park (Oak/Lucille)

I’d like to get involved, how can I help?

  • Cash donations can help buy much needed supplies!
  • If you’re knowledgeable in areas of  reusing, gardening, water harvesting, children’s environmental education and art…consider facilitating a workshop for others. Email:!
  • Donate a tree: we’d like fruit trees but a spring blooming flower tree would bring much needed color to the park. You can even make an art plaque to label your tree!
  • Volunteer: We’ll need volunteers for set-up, during the event & clean-up. Please consider picking up a shift even if it’s just 45 minutes! We need you!

For more information, to give a donation or sign-up for a volunteer shift contact:

  • Jamila Norman:
  • Yomara Velez:

This event can be a wonderful community event but we need you to get involved!


Walking through the park… March 29, 2010

Imagining how beautiful it would be to fix this wall...

Yes-she agrees! "We need to fix this...rufff-rufff!"


Take Action: Don’t Cut Park’s Budget! March 2, 2010

1. Email Mayor Reed at, subject line “Please Don’t Cut Parks!”
2. Copy the below letter and paste it into your email
3. Click Send
4. (optional) TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

For more information:

SAMPLE LETTER (copy and paste)…



WE WAITED 6 MONTHS FOR MULCH… February 24, 2010

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And this is what we got!

Huge pieces of wood!
Painted Wood w/ Nails!
Rusted Nails-at that!

Splintered Wood!

This was next to the playground!

This is completely unacceptable! Call Parks and tell them to remove this junk from our park: Paul A. Taylor, Tel: 404.817.6788,




We’re going to continue our visioning and planning process for the West End Park!

The 1st meeting: this Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Location:  Grounds Coffee House

From 6 to 7 pm


PARK(ing) DAY: 9/17/10 January 25, 2010

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

For more information visit:


FALL in the WEST END PARK November 4, 2009

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Diego and I took pictures of our park today. The trees are looking so beautiful. His pictures are pretty good for a 4 year-old, no? Enjoy…

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Brown Middle on Urban Garden TOUR! October 8, 2009

park_pride Park Prides Community Garden Tour

OCTOBER 10, 2009 NOON-5:00Pm

How does your garden grow? Year-round of course!

Join Pride Pride’s 2009 Community Garden Tour featuring six gardens

around the City of Atlanta. The tour will provide tips and tools on how you

can prepare your garden for the Fall & Winter months.

Cost:  $10 for individuals

$15 for couples

Children 12 and under are FREE!

Visit for details!